Matariki constellation on dark blue background. Text above reads Matariki and Journey through the stars.

Join us for Matariki in the City – a high energy event gathering whaanau together in Hamilton to celebrate all things Matariki. Bring all the family along and learn traditional and contemporary maatauranga Maaori through entertainers, traditional arts and crafts, face painting, Maaori games and activities.

This year’s theme centres around the star Matariki. This star signifies motherhood, health and wellbeing, reflection, hope, and our connection with the environment.

  • ENTERTAINMENT – An epic lineup of performers this year will include musicians, master storytellers, kapa haka and street dance.

  • HAUORA HUB – While the children are entertained, enjoy a relaxing mirimiri, get a health check, smear test and advice from health and rongoaa experts.

  • KAI – Food trucks/stalls selling traditional and local foods will be available in Garden Place.

Entry to the event, all arts and crafts, hauora activities and games are FREE!

Upcoming event sessions

Saturday 16 July
Central Library
9:30am - 3:00pm